PCA: What games will be available for the Wii U at launch? Can it play Blu-ray discs? Will the Wii U controller survive sustained 'gamer rage'? PCA attempts to answer these questions and more in an indepth look at Nintendo's next-gen console.
I wanna know if the controller will have the same graphics as the console. The way I can see this is if they use the cloud system to stream video like onlive does and keep the console as the main powerhouse device. This may be why the connection is limited to inside the house - because if you go outside you would have to use wireless which would probably make it have the same problems as onlive does (as well as take up more room in the controller). This would also explain those clips of the guy flipping the image to the TV. It's all on a cloud system. If this is the case then this feature would be a lot more pleasing and would probably entice me to buy the system. I'm not that knowledgeable about cloud though so it's just a guess but it seems right to me... :) P.S. Awesome article. Clarifies everything. :)
" wanna know if the controller will have the same graphics as the console. " Its a receiver...what more do you want from it?
"The Wii U comes with HDMI, component, S Video and composite connectivity ports and is capable of outputting video at 1080p. It also comes with an SD memory card slot and four USB 2.0 ports, which can be used to connect external hard drives." "The Wii U will come with a new proprietary disc format capable of storing an impressive 25GB of data - the same as a single-layer Blu-ray disc. According to a report on Kotaku, onboard storage will be limited to just 8GB of flash-based memory. (In other words, an external hard drive or SD memory card is going to be essential.)" Very nice. I will buy it for sure. Finally Zelda on HD graphics.
The only thing i see as being bad is the size of the controller. It will be fine for adults but what about 4-5 years olds?
I think 360 is more appropriate console for 4-5 year olds.
i disagree.see i really did look :)...nintendo has abandoned the hardcore gamer long ago ,all they care about is casuals and kids,tho MS seems to be going that way as well but at least they HAVE hardcore games.
I'm not really impressed by the WiiU, yet, but something bothered me about your statement. You don't count Darksiders, Ninja Gaiden, Batman Arkham City, Assassin's Creed, Ghost Recon and Smash Bros as hardcore games? They've all been announced for the new system.
@Stepher, To fanboys and mindless haters it is casual if its on a Nintendo platform. Whats funny is that line of thinking means PS3 is a casual console. The best selling game is COD and you can also play that on Wii.
@Stephen5543 i regret even buying a wii,there was nothing on it but a few mario games(Note* i love mario but i'v been there and done that since the NES)..yeah those tittles are hardcore but what has nintendo made that was new and hardcore i really don't have faith in them to bring back the hardcore,i would love them to prove me wrong...and no i don't count smash bros as hardcore lol you are thinking of multiplat game's i am thinking of nintendo exclusive games made by nintendo,every game company can put out some thing new and hardcore but nintendo its like they don't care about hardcore gamers,it's nice to see them attempt buti will believe it when i see it @Valk this has nothing to do with ps3.the fact is nintendo have been 99.9% casual with the wii or have you been under a rock for the past 5-6 years.
There is still the Wiimote. If you don't want them playing with it why let them? At least Nintendo is trying to get back into the game.
There's also the Classic Pro pad. That's what I'll use.
Best controller for the Wii I believe is the classic pro one.
All I know is, I better never see another complaint about the size of the original Xbox controller. This Nintendo controller ate an Xbox fat & a Dreamcast controller & had room left over.
The only thing you need to know is I wont be buying it.
Actually, didn't really need to know that.
I want one of these so bad. This system has much more promise than the wii and its fully BC 2 gens back Edit: Jeez the sony fanboys start early with the disagrees.
Yeah, some of them are still being defensive about having spent $600 on the PS3. When you do that you need to pretend it's the best thing ever made.
If you spent $600 on a PS3 it IS the best system ever made. It has full backward compatability for PSOne and PS2. It has an easily upgraded hard drive. It has 4 USB slots and multi-card reader. It has a full and upgradable BluRay player. That is more included than the yet to be released Wii U, is it not?
upgradable blu ray? LOL that is funny. Nope kid it will always be the same single speed Blu ray player that came isnide the original PS3. The only thing you listed Wii doesnt have that we know of is amulti card reader. However everything else is there along with a controller that wont be abandoned in 6 months and never spoken of again like the Sixaxis was. Wii u is BC with GC and Wii Easy to replace external hard drive just plug it in and done. 4 USB slots are there It has a complete disc drive9 what cosnole doesnt though? That was just a dumb point to try to make the PS3 look like it had more to offer) New typer of controller like nothing before it. Touch Screen Ability to play the system without even turning on the TV. I could keep proving you wrong but ui already know you will try to downplay any feature it has that PS3 didnt. Safe to say you just got owned though.
I guess you feel that disk read speed is the only thing that can be upgraded. What was the maximum capacity of BluRay when the PS3 was released? What it is now? Isn't the PS3 able to play them? Upgrade. Was 3D available when the PS3 was released? Can the PS3 play 3D games and BluRay movies now? Upgrade. The point of this isn't that the new Nintendo console doesn't have what the PS3 has. No, it won't have BluRay, so the PS3 will forever be above it and the other consoles because of that alone. But this many years later it should have been surpassed in hardware features. The original $600 PS3 60G is the best, and most fully featured console ever released. Good job on owning whatever it is you thought you owned.
For me its just stupidity. Know body thought the wii was any good either and it will likely be the only system to break 100mil for a system this gen. Doubting nintendo in anything they do is dumb
"This system has much more promise than the wii and its fully BC 2 gens back" How do you know the WiiU will be BC with Gamecube? Answer: you don't, you're just talking out of your butt.
I agree with you on part 1 of the sentence, but I just have to tell you that de Cube BC was never officially acknowledged by Nintendo. They do state BC with the Wii.
It isn't BC 2 gens back. No support for Gamecube controllers. Only Wii controllers and accessories. http://www.nintendoworldrep...
I can finally retire my Wii and PS3 when this comes out.
except this is basically an accessory for the wii, you can't deny it before you disagree me i cant see how it does anything other than works with the wii or tries to be a handheld:/
Fail. This is a whole new console with better graphics backwards compatibility. You should watch the demo. Plus u can use all the wii stuff with it. Ur just looking at the controller i guess? Even then the wii u controller is the most advanced controller of any console
Good article, clarified a lot of things for me, i was very confused after the Nintendo conference. One thing i always admired about Nintendo, whether i liked there stuff or not, was that they always try something new and always take a risk. They epitomise innovation. I think its gonna be successful, without a doubt, Nintendo has been in this game longer than anyone, they know what they're doing. Dont know whether i'll buy it or not though, probably will, it all depends on what it brings that i cant get on my PS3.
it was a pointless announcement. they didnt show anything, other than present ideas. i really hope the design of both controller and console are prototypes because they both look really tacky
There seems to be a lot of cynicism and negativity floating around about this console - just like there was before the launch of the DS and Wii. People need to have more faith in Nintendo. They might not always cater to the hardcore but they sure know how to make a buck.
I just hoped it would be a little more powerful graphicswise. Hard to say right now but from what they showed at E3 it just looks a little better than the current gen consoles, which means chances are it will feel graphically obsolete once MS and Sony unveil their new consoles.
What do you mean? They showed what a Zelda game could have looked like and an engine test. Nothing else was the actual console.
The 3 things I want to know is what are its specs, can we have an estimated release date and most importantly how much will it cost
I mostly just wanna know the specs. That way I can predict how it will look like in the future when software starts being developed for it.
I can see the controller part coming in really nicely for games like Madden. Especially when i have friends over.
Just found out the price of wiiu in uk and its £399.85 from http://www.zavvi.com/games/...
Nintendo's stock dropped 5% in Japan today. Investors are like: "Huh, WTF is that thing? Sell! Sell!"
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